9 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    26 September 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 September 2021

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Job summary

Dear Colleague

Thank you for your interest in our Deputy Headteacher role at Nether Edge Primary School.

Nether Edge Primary School is looking for a skilled, inspirational, resilient, and ambitious Deputy Headteacher who shares our values and has the right vision and ethos to help lead our team. 

They will work in partnership with the Headteacher, the senior team and staff to drive school improvement, promote the school vision, maintain its culture and help achieve excellent outcomes for all children.  As such we are looking for someone dynamic and creative, someone who has confidence, a strong vision, a passion for cutting edge curriculum innovation which puts children’s learning and character development at the heart, and who has the ability to inspire and lead others.

You will be a leader who uses coaching as their philosophy for developing people and a leader who can support the school strategically.  You will provide the strategic leadership for the Quality of Education including teaching, learning, assessment, the curriculum and outcomes and ensure the needs of our most vulnerable (including SEND) are always considered.

You will be an outstanding classroom practitioner who is committed to teaching excellence and inspiring others.  You will motivate others and lead by example, contributing positively to secure ongoing success at Nether Edge Primary School.  

In addition, there will be opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues across Mercia Learning Trust to support school improvement.

If you think this is a role in which you will thrive and impact school-wide, we would welcome an application from you.

I look forward to meeting you.

Yours faithfully
Michele Nott

Additional allowances

ISR L9-L13

Applying for the job

The Application Process
We hope that our recruitment pack and website provides you with plenty of information about us. However, should you require any additional information, or would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact the school on 0114 255 0926

To apply, please email your completed application to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk or send it in the post to:

HR Team
Mercia Learning Trust
79 Glen Road
S7 1RB

Closing Date: Sunday 26th September 2021

All applications that have been submitted electronically will receive an email confirming receipt.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s or Council Application Forms - applicants must submit a Trust Application Form.

Please also note that in all cases written references will be taken up BEFORE the final selection stage.

An email and/or letter will be sent to shortlisted candidates with details of the interview process.

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.

Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will therefore be required to complete a DBS check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

Some of our vacancies are designated customer facing roles under the fluency duty and require a specified level of spoken English. Where this is the case, it will be clearly stated in the advert and person specification.

If you have any further queries on any aspect of the application process, please contact
The HR team, by emailing recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
436 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

About Nether Edge Primary School

Thank you for your interest in joining Nether Edge Primary School. This is an excellent opportunity to join a great school and play a key role in shaping the quality of education for our children.

Nether Edge is a happy, thriving and successful community school providing high quality education for every child. We believe they should perform well academically and also develop as young people and future citizens.

Our expectations for every child are high; excellence and enjoyment are at the heart of all we will seek to do. We believe in the potential of every child, providing opportunities and enabling them to thrive in our caring environment.

Our staff team are central to our success. They drive and accelerate the outstanding provision we offer to our community and we want the very best people to join us.

Nether Edge Primary is part of the Mercia Learning Trust, a thriving partnership of six schools (King Ecgbert School 11-18, Mercia School 11-18, Newfield School 11-16, Totley Primary 3-11 and Valley Park Primary 2-11) serving over 4500 children in the south and south west of Sheffield.

If you feel you have the skills, drive and ambition to help support our aims then please do read on.

Michele Nott

School location

Glen Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 1RB

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